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Marine Drummer William Hughes (........)

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  • Born :
  • Where Born : England
  • Occupation : Soldier ,
  • Date Arrived : 26/1/1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sirius "
  • Rank attained : Private
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  • Where Enlisted : Portsmouth
  • Date of Discharge : 12. Dec. 1791
  • Date Enlisted R.N.S.W. corps : 22. Dec. 1791
  • Date of Discharge : 1794
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
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    Field Of Mars
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    History & Achievements :
    William Hughes enlisted in the Royal Marines as a member of the 2nd Portsmouth Company,
    . William was stationed on board the " Sirius " and on the 4th of May 1787 set sail for Australia. Following his arrival he was detached to Captain Watkin Tench's company, sent as part of the guard to Norfolk island via the ship "Sirius " on March the 4th 1790. He returned to port Jackson on the 12th of December 1791 and discharged . Returned to Norfolk Island on the 21st of January 1792 via the ship "Atlantic". William enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Corps . His discharge date is unknown . He shared 450 acres with 14 other soldiers at the Field of Mars.
     
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    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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